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Thread: Pivot Firebird vs. Ibis Mojo HD
08-21-2012, 01:18 PM #1
Pivot Firebird vs. Ibis Mojo HD
I've read many reviews of each of these bikes. They are all glowing and sound very similer.
Anyone got time on both of them, to give a perspective of the differences?
Looking into quiver killer bikes, and these two seem to be at the top of most lists.
08-21-2012, 01:53 PM #2
I like the mojo HD quite a bit based on my day-long demo ride, but if I bought one I would get a Works Components headset and slacken by 1 degree.
However it's a moot point --- I've decided there's no point in buying a bike in this category this year to replace my Nomad since the 650b thing is looking more and more likely to take over this segment.
The firebird frame is being blown out for around $1500, which is a point in its favor. I assume Pivot is replacing it with a carbonz version, hence the blowout pricing...
08-21-2012, 02:05 PM #3
I have a firebird, and I've spent a little time on a Mojo HD. Pivot feels slightly lower - that bike goes around corners really fast. I really like my firebird. Pretty much a mini-dh bike that goes uphill very efficiently.
I think the firebirds that are being blown out for $1500 are the 2011's, which have a 135mm rear end (which is what mine has). The 2012's have a 12mm / 142 thru axle. My impression is that a carbon firebird is still a year or two out - there's a few other bikes in their lineup that'll likely get a carbon version first.
08-21-2012, 06:49 PM #4
thx for the update on the carbon FB. so other than the rear end config, the 2011 and 2012's are identical?
08-21-2012, 07:22 PM #5
Do you guys have a url/link for the $1500 frame blowout?
That's a pretty effing good deal, and could make the decision for me...
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08-22-2012, 06:55 AM #10Registered User
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I think the area around the base of the shock is beefed up a little in the 2012 vs. 2011. Not sure on exact details, but someone I talked to who broke two 2011 Firebirds just got a 2012 as a replacement and he said there was some extra beef in that area.
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08-27-2012, 03:24 PM #12
That was my choice as well, love both bikes but the Firebird seems more DH worthy. I had that niche filled already so went for the HD to have something that can pedal a bit better. You can't go wrong with either IMO.I'm so hardcore, I'm gnarcore.